Monday, October 19, 2009

Physics Party Tricks

Being part of the Science Lifestyle means you have special capabilities to dazzle people at parties. For example, knowledge of basic physics means you can do all sorts of clever and amazing things that to some will be like magic (actually good magic is nothing more than good physics and applications of life sciences). In the attached video, you’ll see a nice little trick involving a spoon, a fork, a glass, and a toothpick. It is pretty simple but quite interesting.

For some more interesting physics tricks, check out the SmarterThanThat.com website. The site provides a variety of home experiments that demonstrate scientific phenomena and is run by Moriel Schottlender, a New York physics student almost done with her B.S. degree. Moriel (aka Mooeypoo) is also an aspiring astrophysicist, experimenter, and skeptical activist and is passionate about getting children excited about science - music to this Physics Groupie's ears!



1 comment:

  1. That is a very kewl trick, it doesn't seem possible by lookin at the picture but it really doz work that way.

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